Obituaries
Obituaries

Linda Tripp, whose tapes exposed Clinton scandal, dies at 70

Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, has died at age 70.

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine dies at 73

Prine, who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73.

Celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine dies at 73

Prine, who explored the heartbreaks, indignities and absurdities of everyday life in “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” and scores of other indelible tunes, died Tuesday at the age of 73.

Hal Willner, Philly-born producer and ‘Saturday Night Live’ music director, has died at 64

The Philadelphia-born record producer grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd, near where his father, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor, owned Hymie’s Deli in Merion. His symptoms were consistent with the coronavirus, though he had not been diagnosed.

Hal Willner, Philly-born producer and ‘Saturday Night Live’ music director, has died at 64

The Philadelphia-born record producer grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd, near where his father, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor, owned Hymie’s Deli in Merion. His symptoms were consistent with the coronavirus, though he had not been diagnosed.

Edward A. Mauger, a former college dean who trained Philly’s tour guides, dies at 78

Mr. Mauger created the Great Tour of Philadelphia, which debuted in 2018 and extended from the Schuylkill River to the Delaware River or, as he described it, from “Vine Street to Pine, Rain or Shine.”

Edward A. Mauger, a former college dean who trained Philly’s tour guides, dies at 78

Mr. Mauger created the Great Tour of Philadelphia, which debuted in 2018 and extended from the Schuylkill River to the Delaware River or, as he described it, from “Vine Street to Pine, Rain or Shine.”
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South Jersey basketball referee Marty Derer dies of coronavirus

The longtime and beloved South Jersey official was renowned for engaging with players, coaches and fans while he was on the court.

Myron Landau, longtime commercial banker at Philadelphia National Bank, dies at 80

Mr. Landau like to tell people to stop and smell the roses. Literally. He grew beautiful roses.

Ena Veronica Lindner Swain, author, Johnson House historian, dies at 88

A history class at Temple University motivated Mrs. Swain to start scholarly research and she began a 50-year quest to study the abolition movement in Germantown.

Leon C. Sunstein Jr., investment adviser and philanthropist, dies at 98

Mr. Sunstein loved his work as an investment adviser to such a degree that he never really retired. His daughter said it kept him going.

Former Eagles kicker Tom Dempsey dies of coronavirus at 73; set team and NFL field goal records

Dempsey played for the Eagles from 1971-74, and set a team record for longest field goal made. “I enjoyed the years I had in Philadelphia,” he told the Daily News in 2007. “The fans appreciated you if you worked hard."

How a South Jersey family made a difficult life-ending decision for woman with the coronavirus

Eleven days after Shirley B. Jones, of Edgewater Park, was hospitalized with the coronavirus, her doctor asked her husband: What do you want to do? Hours later, he decided to have her removed from a ventilator, and in a few minutes his wife of nearly 50 years had died.

James C. McConnon, a patent lawyer who was SEPTA chairman, dies at 93

Mr. McConnon promised his dying mother that he would find the remains of his brother, an airman who had been shot down over Albania during World War II. He did.

Jeffrey Allegretti, affordable housing innovator, dies at 65

He was among the first to see the connection between preservation, sustainability, and housing affordability.

Bill Withers dies at 81; sang ‘Lean on Me’ and ‘Lovely Day’

The three-time Grammy Award winner, who withdrew from making music in the mid-1980s, died Monday in Los Angeles.

Margaret ‘Pixie’ Biddle, former travel agent and civic volunteer, dies at 72

Mrs. Biddle was an effective motivator. In 1984, she asked friends to drop off trash bags filled with food, clothing, and blankets at an armory. The goods went to the homeless.

Wallace Roney, Philadelphia-born jazz trumpeter, dies at 59 of coronavirus complications

Mr. Roney, a protégé of Miles Davis, first made a name for himself as a club musician in New York City in the late 1970s.

Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne dies from coronavirus

The Emmy- and Grammy-winning musician also was known for his songwriting on the TV show “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." He was 52.

Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dies at 85; fought coronavirus

One of the sons of the jazz pianist says the patriarch of the New Orleans clan that includes famed musician sons Wynton and Branford has died after battling pneumonia brought on by COVID-19.

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